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Best Round Diamond for 7k – 10k, Deciding between Blue Nile, Costco, BGD and CBI Ideal Cut Diamonds

Hi Todd, I’m trying to find an engagement ring around the 7k – 10k range that is at least 1 ctw for the center stone. I have been looking all over the place and am a little worried about ordering from Blue Nile because I like to see what I’m buying before I actually buy […]

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The Secret Formula for Maximum Diamond Sparkle

“Hi, I read through your post on selecting the best Blue Nile Diamonds and picked a couple of diamonds out that I think meet the geometric recommendations that you laid out. Links below.  What I am looking for: Diamond over 1ct – 1.2ct Eye Clean Diamond will be set in a white gold setting (in […]

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What do Diamond Proportions & HCA Score have to do with Light Leakage in a GIA 3X Cut Diamond?

Is HCA a Good Way to Judge Diamond Proportions? “I was wondering if you could help me with evaluating if the 5.5 Holloway Cut Adviser score for a diamond is truly an issue. I have seen this diamond and another diamond that scores a 3.4. Is there any sort of analysis you could show me […]

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Ideal Cut Diamonds quest 1.30 – 1.50 carats

“Hi Todd, I just stumbled across your site while doing some diamond research! Your in-depth responses to questions are so informative and helpful! I thank you in advance if you help me with my diamond search. Your article on the 1.33 James Allen diamond is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’ve been on the […]

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